Thursday, January 18, 2007
The Toothy Maw
Bryn has spent the past three days grabbing at her face and crying all day on and off. I was pretty much at my wit's end with her, especially when I had to leave my moms' group early yesterday because she wouldn't stop crying. Upon arriving home, I decided to feel around inside her mouth. Her gums looked a little swollen to me, and even though she had never been this hysterical about teething before, I couldn't figure out what else it could possibly be. Much to my surprise, I discovered not just one tooth breaking through on top, but FOUR. That has got to hurt. All of them are partway through the gumline already. So I slathered her up with Orajel and then dug through her toybox for every teething toy I could find and then put them all in the refrigerator. The Orajel apparently brought on some blessed relief for her, and she napped for THREE HOURS straight, which is an unheard of feat for her. Today, though, she has woken up from her nap after a mere 30 minutes, so I think that was just a fluke. She's getting to be quite the big girl with all her teeth though!!